Core Module Information
Module title: Transport Engineering

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CTR09626
Module leader: Richard Llewellyn
School School of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Subject area group: Built Environment


Description of module content:

You will learn how to plan and design highway schemes, including roads and junctions, and how to predict, plan and manage the transport implications of new developments. The module contains three distinct parts: Highway Engineering, Traffic Engineering and Transport Assessment. In the Highway Engineering section you will learn how to design road alignments and road pavements, including pavement maintenance. In the Traffic Engineering section you will consider the design of junctions including their operational capacity. In Transport Assessment you will consider the transport implications of new development proposals and how these can be mitigated.

Unit 1 Introduction to Transport Engineering – history of transport, transport professions.
Unit 2 Transport Planning – policy, modelling, appraisal.
Unit 3 Traffic – characteristics, surveys, management.
Unit 4 Intersection Design and Capacity -- priority junction design and capacity (including PICADY), roundabout design and capacity (including ARCADY), traffic signal design and grade separated junctions.
Unit 5 Highway Geometric Design using DMRB – route location, cross-sections, capacity, sight distance, horizontal alignment, vertical alignment.
Unit 6 Pavement Design using DMRB – traffic loading, foundation design, pavement construction design, surfacing.
Unit 7 Pavement Maintenance.
Unit 8 Road Safety – road safety engineering, road safety audits, speed management.
Unit 9 Intelligent Transport Systems
Unit 10 Transport Development Management – development planning, transport assessment, designing streets.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: appreciate the role of transport engineering professionals.
LO2: understand the principles of design and carry out capacity analysis for road junctions.
LO3: carry out the geometric design of highway elements.
LO4: undertake the design of the road pavement layers, understand construction methods, sustainability and road maintenance requirements.
LO5: develop an understanding of road safety engineering, safety audits, and ITS applications
LO6: undertake a transport assessment for a new development.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2022/3, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: MYANMAR
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Richard Llewellyn
Module Organiser:

Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Blended format using lectures, class tutorials and computer laboratory sessions are used to deliver content and offer face to face support. Directed study tasks encourage integration of key reading material. WebCT or the internet is utilised for students to access all course materials and any additional material such as tutorial solutions and transport policy and guidance documents. (LO1-LO6)
Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills
Module content is developed in consultation with employers and employers also provide guest lectures showing how design and analysis techniques are applied in practice. In addition to the skills of understanding the basics of currently-used design and assessment techniques, the module will provide students with the skills to carry out a transport assessment. Communication and report writing skills are developed in this element of the module. IT skills will be developed with the use of industry standard software packages which students will also be able to critique. (LO4 & LO5)
Assessment (formative and summative)
The assessment is made up of two components, a coursework which is worth 30% of the total module mark, and a centrally timetabled exam which is worth the remaining 70% of the marks. The coursework is a formative assessment, where you will be asked to apply what you have learned about Transport Assessment to an actual development and demonstrate that you can clearly report the findings of your assessment in an actual TA document with supporting Travel Plan proposals. The summative assessment is in the form of an end of semester exam, testing all learning outcomes. (LO1-LO6)

Formative Assessment:
to be added

Summative Assessment:
to be added

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 20
Face To Face Tutorial 28
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 3
Independent Learning Guided independent study 149
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Practical Skills Assessment 30 5 9 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 2000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 70 1-6 15 HOURS= 3, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 30
Component 2 subtotal: 70
Module subtotal: 100

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